Hearing Wednesday: National Security Letters Violate the First Amendment | Electronic Frontier Foundation

San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will urge an appeals court Wednesday to find that the FBI violates the First Amendment when it unilaterally gags recipients of national security letters (NSLs), and the law should therefore be found unconstitutional. The hearing is set for Wednesday, March 22, at 1:30pm in San Francisco.

Source: Hearing Wednesday: National Security Letters Violate the First Amendment | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Leaked FBI documents reveal secret rules for spying on journalists with National Security Letters | Freedom of the Press Foundation

Today, The Intercept published leaked documents that contain the FBI’s secret rules for targeting journalists and sources with National Security Letters (NSLs)—the controversial and unconstitutional warrantless tool the FBI uses to conduct surveillance without any court supervision whatsoever.

Source: Leaked FBI documents reveal secret rules for spying on journalists with National Security Letters | Freedom of the Press Foundation

New documents shed light on the Justice Dept’s secret rules for targeting journalists with National Security Letters | Freedom of the Press Foundation

In July 2015, Freedom of the Press Foundation sued the Justice Department (DOJ) over the agency’s secret rules governing how the FBI can target members of the media with due process-free National Security Letters, and we have just received documents back in the ongoing lawsuit.

Source: New documents shed light on the Justice Dept’s secret rules for targeting journalists with National Security Letters | Freedom of the Press Foundation